Easter: Meaning vs. Marshmallow
It’s Easter week, the utmost important holiday to our Christian faith. As much as I love the Starburst Jellybeans, I think we are guilty of commercializing Easter in a way that takes away from the message of the cross and the empty tomb. I would love for our boys to see the Meaning vs. the Marshmallow at an early age.
Here are a few links I’ve found that I would love to incorporate into our family Easter traditions.
~ No Time for Flash Cards has a fun “Marshmallow Easter Egg” that looks simple enough for this not so crafty mama.
~ (in)courage has “Five Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Easter” that reflect on the true meaning of Easter.
~ We Are That Family has a great “Making Easter Story Eggs” idea that I would love to recreate.
~ Need a Perfect Easter Gift? I can’t recommend the Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition enough!
~ I’ve heard of the Resurrection Rolls, but I’ve never seen the cookie version until Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice posted her Easter Story Cookies recipe.
Somewhere there’s a balance between the meaningless fun and faith based ways to celebrate. We’re still working on what that looks like for our family.
We’d love to hear what Easter looks like in YOUR family! How do you celebrate? How do you keep it meaningful? (Feel free to share your links in the comment section if you’ve blogged a tradition, recipe, or activity.)